'Engineering the Future' - Interdisciplinary Research-led outreach project with Undergraduate students

Press/Media: Teaching


The project aim is to build communities of creative STEM activity both within our schools (PhD students working with undergraduates) and across our community (Primary school children ‘briefing’ our undergraduates with their ideas for ‘Engineering the Future’: and then visiting the university to assess the results at the end!). A half-day fayre event is the culmination of the one-week ‘design sprint’ project, where 130 local children visited our 280+ undergrads, interacting with the 36 project stalls, our Robotics research team and some VR demonstrations.

Period24 Jan 2019

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleWinning grapes and other health innovations
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletScottish Funding Council
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size500 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionWhat happens when you get primary school kids together with undergraduates and PhD students to some of the key challenges we face in healthcare and climate change?
    Producer/AuthorHelen Raftopoulos, SFC Assistant Director, Health and Care
    PersonsAlexandra Jane Wyatt MacLaren


  • pedagogy
  • engineering
  • sustainable development goals
  • interdisciplinary
  • Teaching